GASTONIA - Lloyd Burwell Hoffman, 75, of Gastonia passed away peacefully June 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at Alexandria Place.
He was a native of Lowell, born Sept. 3, 1937, to the late Judson and Wilma Propst Hoffman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Cecil Hoffman; and his baby sister, Loreece.
Lloyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a family man, loved spending time with his family camping and boating.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving as a member of the Marine Corps League and the American Legion. Lloyd was a graduate of Lowell High School and attended Gardner-Webb before joining the Marines. He worked at Southern Bell for a few years before retiring from Burlington Industries and later working at Walmart. He met his wife at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, where they were married.
Survivors include his wife of almost 53 years, Nancy Hinkle Hoffman; his children, Rodney Hoffman and wife, Darla, of Clover, S.C., Darlene Jarvis and husband, Ray, of Gastonia, Paula Medlin and husband, Keith, of Clover; grandchildren, Kacy and Clint Medlin, Zack, Allison and Rebecca Jarvis; stepgrandchildren, Ryan and Jaclyn Helms, Justin and Maggie Helms, Jeremy and Jenny Helms; sister-in-law, Faye Whiten and husband, Gary, of Gastonia; niece Annette Myers and husband, Jeff; nephews, Michael Hoffman and wife, Michelle, and Larry Cody and wife, Shea.
The family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Sunday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.
Celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Hensley and the Rev. A.A. Bailey officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains Baptist Church Building Fund, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Alexandria Place and Belaire Health Care for their wonder-ful and loving care.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
The family is being cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144.